In Richard Beasley’s third novel, a friendship between three boys ends violently, and one of them is tragic-ally implicated. The lives of the young teenagers – Jake, Robbie, and Rory – are filled out with street football, driveway cricket, billycarts, fishing trips, slingshot target practice, and the comedy of flatulence. Their world is Rose Avenue during the Adelaide summer of 1977.
John Bryson reviews 'Me and Rory Macbeath' by Richard Beasley
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John Bryson was educated at the University of Melbourne and later became a barrister. He has written several books, the best-known of which is Evil Angels (1985), which went on to be filmed. He lives in Sydney.
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